Father, Alfredo Sr., was a power-hitting 1st baseman in the Mexican League…Brother, Jonathan, played in the CWS minor league system for 10 years (1997-2006).
Made the Red Sox Opening Day roster and split the season between BOS and Triple-A Pawtucket...Had five separate stints with BOS...Began the season in the Red Sox bullpen but also spent time in the starting rotation...Was 4-1, 4.45 (30.1IP, 15ER) in six GS and 0-0, 6.75 ERA (6.2IP, 5ER) in five relief appearances...Earned wins in three consecutive spot starts for BOS: May 27 vs. PHI (6.0IP, ER), June 12 @TB (6.0IP, ER), and June 18 vs. TB (G1, 5.0IP, ER)...Posted a 1.40 ERA (19.1IP, 3ER) over his last six ML appearances (3 GS) of the season...Had an 8.66 ERA (17.2IP, 17ER) in his first five games (3 GS)...Worked out of Pawtucket's starting rotation and was 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA (48.2IP, 23ER) in eight GS...Placed on the DL at Pawtucket with a left oblique strain, July 22...Rehabbed with Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in late August...Pitched for Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic prior to regular season.
Served as the Red Sox' primary closer while Andrew Bailey was on the DL...Recorded
career-high 25 saves, 9th-most in the AL.
Became the 12th Red Sox to tally 25 saves in a season since saves became an official stat in 1969.
Collected 3 saves longer than an inning, 3rd-most in AL...Placed 5th in AL with career-high 55 games finished.
Ranked 2nd among AL relievers with 84.0 innings pitched, trailing KC's Kelvin Herrera (84.1)...Finished T-19th
in the AL with a team-high 69 appearances, 14 more than his previous single-season high (55 in 2011)...Averaged a career-high 8.04 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (75 K).
Tagged with career-high 10 losses while recording 2 wins...10 losses marked the 3rd-most for a Red Sox
reliever since 1921 behind Jim Willoughby (12 in 1976) and Dick Radatz (11 in 1965).
Posted a 3.86 ERA (19 ER/44.1 IP, 17 SV/21 SVO) in 34 road outings compared to 7.03 (31 ER/39.2 IP, 8 SV/12
SVO) in 35 games at home.
Compiled a 1.74 ERA (2 ER/10.1 IP) in 10 Interleague outings, converting all 5 save chances against NL opponents...Marked the 12th-best ERA among AL hurlers with at least 10.0 IP in Interleague Play.
Converted 23 of 29 save opportunities beginning 4/23 with a 4.18 ERA (15 ER/32.1 IP) in those 29 tilts...Tallied 9 straight successful saves, 4/23-5/23, and 8 straight, 5/29-
7/1...Blew 4 of his last 7 save chances beginning 7/29...Last save
chance of the season came 8/28 at LAA.
Protected 1-run, 9th-inning leads in each of 3 save chances
from 4/23-28 after never previously entering an ML game in the
9th (or later) with a 1-run lead (Elias).
Fanned a season-high 6 batters over 2.2 frames on 5/4 vs. BAL
with all 6 K's coming in his 1st 2.0 innings of work...The 6 strikeouts
tied for 2nd-highest total of his career (also in a start on 5/26/11
at DET) behind 7 in 4.1 relief innings on 5/4/09 vs. BOS with NYY...Tallied career-high 13-game streak with at least 1 strikeout from 5/23-6/19 (17 K's, 14.1 IP).
Recorded a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP) in 12 July appearances, 3rd best among AL pitchers with 13.0 IP in the month...Posted a career-long 9-game scoreless streak from 7/8-29 (10.1 IP)...Held opponents scoreless in 15 of
17 outings from the beginning of that stretch through 8/21 (2.84 ERA, 6 ER/19.0 IP).
Suspended 3 games, 8/25-27, for conduct detrimental to the team.
Threw more than 1.0 frame in 8 of last 11 outings beginning 8/28 after tossing more than 1.0 inning just 9
times in his 1st 58 appearances of the season.
In 1st season with the Red Sox, earned Red Sox Pitcher of the Year and Unsung Hero
honors from the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA.
Among AL hurlers with at least 100.0 innings pitched, ranked 3rd in ERA (2.61), 2nd in opponent AVG (.204),
2nd in opponent SLG (.321), tied for 6th in opponent OPS (.621) and 10th in WHIP (1.11).
Set career-highs in appearances (55), games finished (15), saves (2), innings (114.0) and strikeouts (80)...
Matched a career-best with 10 wins (also 2009)...Was the only Major Leaguer with multiple saves and doubledigit wins, the 1st AL hurler to do that since the Angels Scott Shields in 2005 (10 wins and 7 saves).
Had a 2.37 ERA (27 ER/102.1 IP) against AL opponents, the lowest mark among hurlers with at least 70.0 innings against the circuit...Also led the Majors (min. 50.0 IP) with a 2.04 ERA (14 ER/61.2 IP) against the AL East.
Held left-handers to a .190 clip (35-for-184), 8th-best among AL qualifiers and 6th-best among AL righthanders...Led qualifying AL pitchers and ranked 4th in the Majors with a 1.57 ERA (6 ER/34.1 IP) in day games.
Went 9-1 with a 2.03 ERA (21 ER) in relief and topped the Majors with 93.0 innings out of the bullpen over 51
relief appearances...Ranked among AL relief leaders in ERA (6th), wins (1st) and opponent AVG (9th, .193)...
His 9 relief wins were the most by a Red Sox since Bob Stanley in 1984 (9) and his 93.0 relief innings were the
most by Red Sox since Derek Lowe in 1999 (109.1).
Paced the Majors with 21 relief outings of at least 2.0 innings and 13 relief outings of 3.0 or more innings, the
most 3.0-inning bullpen appearances by a Major Leaguer since Cleveland's Terry Mulholland in 2003 (13) and
most for a Red Sox since Dennis Lamp in 1990 (14)...Had an ML-high 7 scoreless relief outings of at least 3.0 IP.
Went at least 2.0 frames in 8 straight relief outings from 7/4-26, the longest such streak in the Majors in 2011
and the longest as a Red Sox reliever since Rolando Arrojo in 8 games from 5/1-27/02.
Both his saves were 3.2 scoreless IP (6/8 at NYY, 8/19 at KC)...Was the only Major Leaguer in 2011 with 2 saves
of 3.0 or more IP and was 1st Red Sox with multiple 3.0-inning saves in a season since Tim Wakefield in 2002 (3).
Ranked 2nd on the team with 11 holds behind Daniel Bard (34)...Became the 1st ever Red Sox with at least
9 wins, 10 holds and 2 saves in a season.
Led the AL (min. 40.0 IP) with a 1.77 ERA (11 ER/56.0 IP) and a .189 opponent AVG (37-for-196) after the
All-Star break...Ranked 2nd in the Majors in opponent AVG in that time after LAD's Ted Lilly (.183).
Had a 0.56 ERA (1 ER/16.0 IP) over his last 9 appearances beginning 9/13 and posted a 1.21 ERA (5 ER/37.1
IP) in his last 19 outings beginning 8/13...Had career-best 7-game scoreless streaks from 8/13-30 (12.1 IP) and
9/13-26 (11.1 IP) with a career-high 15.0 scoreless inning streak from 9/10-27...Ranked 3rd in the AL (min. 25.0
IP) with a 1.80 ERA (5 ER/25.0 IP) in September, his best ERA in any month with at least 20.0 innings pitched...
Went 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA (12 ER/21.0 IP) in 4 starts...Allowed
1 run in each of back-to-back starts, 5/21 vs. CHC (5.0 IP) and
5/26 at DET (6.0 IP)...Was the only Major Leaguer with 2 saves
and 4 or more starts in 2011.
Threw 3.0 perfect innings with 4 K's on 7/10 vs. BAL, his longest career outing without allowing a base runner.
Improved to 23-2 in his career with a win on 8/27 vs. OAK (0
R/3.0 IP), becoming the 1st Major League pitcher ever to win 23
of his 1st 25 decisions.
Fanned multiple batters in 6 straight appearances from 8/13-
27, the longest stretch of his career and matching the longest by
an AL reliever in 2011 (also Matt Albers, 7/5-25).
Finished 2nd in the AL with a career-high 15 hit batters...Hit an
ML-high 10 batters in relief, the most by a Boston reliever since
Greg Harris in 1993 (10).
Began the season with Triple-A Pawtucket...Recalled for 1st stint
with the Red Sox on 4/8 and optioned back to the PawSox on 4/21...
Recalled again on 5/6 and remained with Boston for the remainder
of the season...Made 2 appearances for Pawtucket, both starts.
Held opponents to just a .208 clip (10-for-48) in his Major League outings, including .235 (4-for-17) vs. lefties and .194 (6-for-31, 1HR) against right-handers ... Retired 9 of 10 1st batters faced (90.0 percent).
Prevented 5 of 6 inherited runners from scoring, an 83.3 percent success rate.
Half of his outings were more than 1.0 inning ... Held opponents scoreless in 7 of 10 appearances and did not surrender an earned run over final 7 games (8.0 IP).
Made 1st career Opening Day roster ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief on 4/6 at BOS to earn the win in the Yankees' 1st victory of 2010.
Also picked up wins on 4/30 vs. CWS and 5/8 at BOS ... Became just the 2nd pitcher since 1900 to record at least 3 wins in a season while pitching 12.0 innings or fewer (also the Mets Don Florence in 1995) (Elias).
Collected a save in 5/5 win vs. BAL, retiring only batter faced ... Was 2nd career save (also 7/5/09 vs. TOR).
Earned the win on 5/8 at BOS despite leaving the game with 2 outs in the 6th inning with a stiff lower back (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1K) ... Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/12 with a strained lower back, missing the remainder of the season (131 games).
Attempted a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton, working to a 6.17 ERA (8 ER/11.2IP) with no decisions in 7 combined appearances (5 starts) from 8/10-30 before being shut down for the season.
Was 10-1 with one save and a 3.54 ERA in 43 appearances (one start) with the Yankees... opponents batted .220 (69-for-313, 10HR); LH .212 (32-for-151, 3HR), RH .228 (37-for-162, 7HR)... retired 37-of-43 first batters faced as a reliever (86.0%)... prevented 22-of-30
inherited runners from scoring (73.3%)... appeared in consecutive games seven times, once following the All-Star break (7/20-21 vs. Baltimore)...Tossed at least 2.0IP in 24 of his 42 relief outings (57.1%)... made eight relief appearances of at least 3.0IP, holding opponents scoreless in seven of those outings... tossed at least 4.0 innings three times (5/4 vs. Boston, 7/5 vs. Toronto and 8/10 vs. Toronto)...Led the Major Leagues wi th 10 wins as a reliever... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was just the third Yankees rookie to reach double-digit wins in relief in one season, joining Ron Davis (14 wins in 1979) and Wilcy Moore (13 wins in 1927)... since 1990, only one Yankees pitcher recorded as many wins in relief - Lee Guetterman (11, 1990)...Joined Ron Davis as the only Yankees rookies to win at least eight of their first nine decisions in one season over the last 50 years (Davis started 8-1 en route to a 14-2 record in 1979)-credit: Elias Sports Bureau...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/4 and made his 2009 debut that night in a 6-4 Yankees loss vs. Boston, allowing 4H and 2ER while striking out a career-high seven batters in a season-high 4.1IP (2BB/1IBB, 1HR, 1HBP)... were the most strikeouts by a Yankees reliever since Brian Boehringer fanned seven batters in 3.1IP of relief on 5/4/97 at Seattle...Tossed a perfect 11th inning to earn his first win of the season in the Yankees' 6-4 "walk-off" victory on 5/16 vs. Minnesota (1.0IP)... also earned the win the following day on 5/17 vs. Minnesota, tossing a perfect 10th inning (1.0IP, 1K) prior to Johnny
Damon's "walk-off" home run... entered 5/21 win vs. Baltimore with two outs and two runners on in the first inning after Joba Chamberlain was removed from the game with a bruised right knee... tossed 3.1 scoreless innings (3H, 1BB, 1K) to earn his third win over a span of six team victories from 5/16-21...Over 17 appearances (1GS) from 5/29-7/21, went 3-0 with one save and a 2.12 ERA (29.2IP, 20H, 7ER, 6BB, 23K)... earned his first Major League save in 7/5 win vs. Toronto, tossing 4.0 scoreless IP (1H, 5K)... became the first Yankee to record a 4.0-inning save since Orlando Hernandez on 6/28/02 vs. the Mets (4.0IP)...Made his only start of the season in 7/9 win at Minnesota, recording a no-decision (3.1IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 1BB, 1HP, 2K, 1HR)...Held opponents scoreless over his final four outings beginning on 9/25 vs. Boston (7.1IP, 3H, 0BB, 7K)...Appeared in four postseason games, going 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA... tossed a scoreless 10th inning inning in the Yankees' 11-inning Game 2 win in the ALDS vs. Minnesota... suffered the loss in Game 3 of the ALCS at Los Angeles-AL, allowing Jeff Mathis' "walk-off" RBI double ... Began the season with Scranton/WB and was 2-0
with a 3.80 ERA in four starts at the time of his recall, allowing 18H and 10ER in 23.2IP (11R, 5BB, 1HBP, 18K)... opponents were batting .202 (18-for-89, 3HR); LH .147 (5-for-34, 1HR), RH .236 (13-for-55, 2HR)...Tossed 8.0 shutout innings to earn the win in a 7-0 Scranton/WB victory on 4/29 vs. Lehigh Valley in his final minor league appearance (3H, 1BB, 1HBP, 6K).
Was 1-0 with a 2.40 ERA in six games (four starts) with the Yankees... opponents batted .227 (25-for-110, 4HR); LH .238 (15-for-63, 3HR), RH .213 (10-for-47, 1HR)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the fifth Mexican-born player to pitch for the Yankees, joining Juan Acevedo, Esteban Loaiza, Antonio Osuna and Alfonso Pulido... was the third to start (also Loaiza and Pulido)...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the 25-man active roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to 8/28 win vs. Boston...Made his Major League debut in 8/31 loss vs. Toronto, retiring all six of his batters faced (2.0IP, 3K)... became the 25th different pitcher to appear for the Yankees, surpassing their 2007 total (24) prior to September callups...Threw 5.0 innings of relief in 9/4 loss at Tampa Bay (5H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, 1HR)... was the longest relief outing by a Yankee in 2008...Made his first Major League start on 9/9 at Los Angeles (AL), recording the win in a 7-1 Yankees victory... allowed just 1ER on 6H in 7.0IP (0BB, 2K)... became the first Yankee to earn the win in his first Major League start since Ian Kennedy on 9/1/07 vs. Tampa Bay... was the first Yankee to do so on the road since Tyler Clippard on 5/20/07 at the Mets... joined Loaiza as the only Mexican-born pitchers to earn a win in their first start with the Yankees... held right-handed batters hitless in their first 15 Major League AB against him until Robb Quinlan's fifth-inning single...Started and threw 6.0 scoreless innings in 9/20 win vs. Baltimore but did not record
a decision in the second-to-last-game at Yankee Stadium... recorded an unassisted double play in the first inning, catching a pop-up on Adam Jones' bunt attempt then doubling Brian Roberts off second base by himself... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first unassisted double play by a Major League pitcher since Dave
Bush accomplished the feat on 6/23/07 vs. Kansas City w/ Milwaukee... also recorded the third out in the first inning to become the first pitcher to collect three putouts in one inning since 9/1/07 (Dan Haren w/ Oakland vs. Detroit)...Was 8-6 with a 2.62 ERA in 25 games (23 starts) this season combined at Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton and Scranton/WB (140.2IP, 111H, 47R, 41ER, 27BB,
114K)... opponents combined to bat .217 (111-for-512, 10HR); LH .200 (42-for-210,
8HR), RH .227 (69-for-302, 2HR)...Began the season with Tampa, going 4-1 with a 2.11 ERA in eight starts (47.0IP, 11ER)
before being promoted to Trenton on 5/20... allowed just 1ER over his final three
starts with Tampa (19.1IP)...Made seven starts with the Thunder, going 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA... held opponents to 2R or less in six starts,
including three scoreless outings... did not allow a run in his first 19.0IP with Trenton, holding opponents
scoreless in each of his first two Double-A starts... recorded a 9.0-inning, complete-game shutout on 5/25
at Altoona (PIT), allowing only 4H in the 1-0 Trenton victory (0BB, 6K)...Was promoted to Scranton/WB on 6/27, despite being placed on the disabled list the same day with a right
groin strain... was activated two weeks later on 7/9, making his Triple-A debut by starting and throwing 3.0
scoreless innings (2H, 2K) at Toledo (DET)... did not allow a first-inning run in any of his starts at Triple-A,
surrendering just 1H in 8.0IP... appeared in 10 games (8GS) with SWB, going 2-3 with a 4.12 ERA... did not
allow a run over his first three outings (8.0IP)...Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as the organization's seventh-best prospect and tabbed
as having the best changeup among Yankees prospects.
Placed 4th in the league in 2007 with Monterrey with a .242 opponents average, allowing 11.51 base runners per 9.0 IP (5th-lowest average in the league).
With Yucatan in 2005, tossed a league-leading 3 complete games and ranked 3rd in the league with 145.2 IP and 101 K.
Traded by Toronto to Yucatan of the Mexican League (Triple-A) on 4/24/02. ... Spent 6 seasons in the league, pitching for Yucatan (2002-05) and Monterrey (2006-07).
Began professional career with Toronto's Dominican Summer League team after signing as an international free agent in January.